28th Ohio Infantry

compiled by Larry Stevens

References for this Unit

Colonel August Moore
Courtesy of and Copyright © L.M. Strayer Collection


Organized July 6th, 1861, at Camp Dennison by Colonel August Moore, it was from Cincinnati and known as the 2nd German Ohio Regiment. The unit moved into West Virginia and participated in the battle of Carnifex Ferry and other skirmishes in the area. Transferred to the Potomac army the 28th fought with the Kanawha Division at South Mountain and Antietam. Returning to West Virginia it participated at Lewisburg and in various actions. It joined the Army of the Shenandoah and participated in the 1864 Shenandoah campaign at New Market and Piedmont. On July 23rd, 1864, the Regiment was mustered out on expiration of service. It suffered 434 casualities during its term of service.

From Dyer's Compendium

28th Regiment Infantry. Organized at Camp Dennison, Ohio, June 10 and mustered in July 6, 1861. Moved to Point Pleasant, W. Va., July 31. Attached to 2nd Brigade, Army of Occupation, W. Va., to October, 1861. McCook's 2nd Brigade, District of the Kanawha, W. Va., to March, 1862. 2nd Brigade, Kanawha Division, Dept. of the Mountains, to September, 1862. 2nd Brigade, Kanawha Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to October, 1862. 2nd Brigade, Kanawha Division, District of West Virginia, Dept. of the Ohio, to March, 1863. Averill's 4th Separate Brigade, 8th Army Corps, Middle Department, to June, 1863. Averill's 4th Separate Brigade, Dept. of West Virginia, to December, 1863. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, West Virginia, to April, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry, Division West Virginia, to June, 1864.
SERVICE.--Moved from Point Pleasant, Va., to Clarksburg, August 11-12, 1861, thence to Buckhannon, August 17-19, to Bulltown August 28-29, to Sutton September 1 and to Summerville September 7-9. Battle of Carnifex Ferry, W. Va., September 10. March to Camp Lookout and Big Sewell Mountain September 15-23. Retreat to Camp Anderson October 6-9. Operations in the Kanawha Valley and New River Region October 19-November 17. New River October 19-21. Moved to Gauley December 6, and duty there till May, 1862. Advance on Virginia & Tennessee Railroad May 10. Princeton May 11-15-16 and 17. Wolf Creek May 15. At Flat Top Mountain till August. Blue Stone August 13-14. Movement to Washington, D.C., August 15-24. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Battles of Frederick City, Md., September 12. South Mountain September 14. Antietam September 16-17. March to Clear Springs October 8, thence to Hancock October 9. March to the Kanawha Valley, West Va., October 14-November 17. Duty at Brownstown November 17, 1862, to January 8, 1863. Scout to Boone, Wyoming and Logan Counties December 1-10, 1862. Moved to Buckhannon January 8, 1863, thence to Clarksburg April 26-27, and to Weston May 9-12. Moved to New Creek June 17, thence to Beverly July 2-7, and duty there till November 1. Averill's Raid from Beverly against Lewisburg and the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad November 1-17. Mill Point November 5. Droop Mountain November 6. Elk Mountain hear Hillsborough November 10. March through Elk Mountain Pass to Beverly December 13-17, and duty at Beverly till April 23, 1864. Moved to Join Army of the Shenandoah at Bunker Hill April 23-29. Sigel's Expedition to New Market April 30-May 16. Near Strasburg May 15. Battle of New Market May 16. Hunter's Expedition to Lynchburg, Va., May 26-June 8. Piedmont June 5. Occupation of Staunton June 6. March to Webster on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad with 1,000 prisoners, wounded and refugees, June 8-18. Guard prisoners to Camp Morton, Ind., thence moved to Cincinnati, Ohio. Mustered out June 23, 1864. Reorganized as a Veteran Battalion September, 1864, and ordered to Wheeling, W. Va. Duty there and in the Reserve Division of West Virginia, till July, 1865. Mustered out at Wheeling, W. Va., July 13, 1865. Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 66 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 66 Enlisted men by disease. Total 134.

Thanks to Dr. Richard A. Sauers for the initial research and indexing of the National Tribune articles.

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